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Title: English in Language Shift
Subtitle: The History, Structure and Sociolinguistics of South African Indian English
Written By: Rajend Mesthrie
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521026499
Description:

Rajend Mesthrie examines the rise of a new variety of English among Indian
migrant workers indentured on the plantations of Natal in South Africa.
Considering the historical background to, and linguistic consequences of,
language shift in an immigrant context, he draws significant parallels
between second language acquisition and the processes of pidginization and
creolization. South African Indian English is compared with other dialects
in South Africa, with English in India, and with Englishes generally.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521026490
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
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